Jun 22, 2007

First Draft of the Constitution, part 2

Chapter III Organization of the Kingdom

Part I General Organization

Article 6 Elections

(1) Elections are to be overseen by the Minister of State; they are to be free, equal, and secret. The Minister of State must ensure that, as far as possible, the procedures and processes of voting do not hinder any citizen from casting a proper and legal ballot and that no person, group, faction, or party is discriminated against in the gathering or counting of votes.

(2) Except as listed below or by legislation, all citizens above the age of 17 shall each have one equal vote.

(3) General Elections are scheduled every two years for the Senate and every five years for the Council. General Elections shall begin on March 1st and shall last three days. Votes not cast during the three days of General Elections are not counted.

(4) Special Elections are held as required by law. Special Elections begin 1 week after they are announced and last four days. Votes not cast during the four-day period are not counted.

(5) The results of elections shall be announced publicly no more than 1 week after the close of voting.

Article 7 Organizational Principles

(1) The Kingdom separates executive, legislative, and judicial powers. No single person may hold office within more than one branch of government concurrently without the approval of both the King and a simple majority of both houses of the Assembly. As the source of all national power, the King inherently heads all branches of the government as is exempt from this exclusion.

(2) The King may not hold a regular seat within the Assembly.

Article 8 Powers of the Kingdom

(1) The Kingdom reserves for itself exclusive jurisdiction over the following subjects:

(a) State defense.

(b) Foreign relations.

(c) Economic regulations.

(d) Infrastructure and traffic.

(e) Taxation, to include levies, tariffs, and duties.

(f) Private, criminal, and procedural law.

(g) Educational and technical training standards.

(h) Weights and measures.

(i) The coining or printing of money, as well as the establishment of its value.

(j) The establishment of professional standards.

(k) The regulation and registration of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

(l) All other matters which, by their nature or because of their relations to above listed subjects, require national control.

(2) The Kingdom may grant its sovereign powers to international or supranational bodies, including systems of mutual collective security and trade organizations, as long as it retains the right to withdraw from such organizations at will, may rescind its rights fully unto itself at any time, is assured an adequate level of representation in those bodies and those bodies guarantee sufficient legal protection for the citizens of the Kingdom.

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